Marisol Dahl

2018 Twitter Reads

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As much as I love my Twitter feed, I rarely partake in socially oriented posting. Instead I engage what I like to call “selfish social media.” I use my Twitter feed almost exclusively as a log of my past favorite reads, particularly online articles, but sometimes posting books too.

It turns into an interesting timeline, revealing author or topic binges, patterns of interest, and bursts of reading activity and hibernation. I love looking back. So cheers to 2018 and all its teachings (even if I’m posting this three months late) 🥂

On Reading


Inc.: How to Read a Lot More Books (Especially If You Don't Like to Read)

Quartz: How to make better use of everything you read

The Atlantic: Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read

On Writing

Jane Friedman: How to Write Your Memoir with Fun, Easy Lists

Man Repeller: 5 Authors on How, Why and Where They Write

NY Times: What’s All This About Journaling?

Ryan Holiday: Want To Be The Best Writer On The Planet? Do These 27 Things Immediately

Signature: Anya Yurchyshyn on the Difficulties of Writing an Honest Memoir

The Write Life: How to Write a Book in 3 Weeks: This Plan Makes It Possible

Vogue: 46 Years Ago, I Left Yale for J.D. Salinger—This Fall, I’m Returning

Business, Creativity & Productivity

Aeon: Say goodbye to the information age: it’s all about reputation now

Alexandra Franzen: Technology, peace, and sanity.

Andrew Chen: 10 years of professional blogging – what I’ve learned

Austin Kleon:

Benjamin Hardy: 23 Smart Ways To Increase Your Confidence, Productivity, and Income

Cal Newport: On Analog Social Media

Derek Sivers: “Marketing” just means being considerate.

Digital Agency Network: Stabilo’s “Highlight The Remarkable” Campaign Keeps Taking Credits On Social Media

Farnam Street: The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals

Harvard Business Review:

James Clear: Forget About Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Jocelyn K. Glei:

My Domaine: 24 Things to Do on a Plane When You're Bored

NFX: The Next 10 Years Will Be About "Market Networks"

NY Times: The Busy Person Lies

Seth Godin: Magic + Generosity = the brand crush

Signal V. Noise: Outlasting

The Creative Independent: On how to grow an idea

The Hollywood Reporter: Ellen Pompeo, TV's $20 Million Woman, Reveals Her Behind-the-Scenes Fight for "What I Deserve"

Thought Catalog: Here’s The Technique That Ambitious People Use To Get What They Want

99u: 7 Pieces of Wisdom That Will Change the Way You Work


Cupcakes & Cashmere: The Funny, Small Things We Avoid Spending Money On


Girlboss: 8 Money Habits You Really Should Try And Break

Harper’s Bazaar: Stop Shaming Women for Spending Money

Mr. Money Mustache: My $3500 Tiny House, Explained

The Cut: I Stop Celebrities From Blowing Their Money

The Worth Project: Combining Finances: 5 Ways To Manage Money In A Relationship

Health & Personal Development

A Pair & A Spare: Ideas for Your Travel Journal

Becoming Minimalist: How Digital And Physical Clutter Are More Similar Than You Think

Bon Appetit: How to Go On a Wellness Retreat Without Leaving Town

Brené Brown: The Midlife Unraveling

BuzzFeed: 39 Simple And Doable Ways To Use A Lot Less Plastic


Cupcakes & Cashmere: My Recent "Identity Crisis"

Eric Barker:

Gala Darling:

Goop: The Dark Side of Self-Improvement

Grub Street: The Last Conversation You’ll Ever Need to Have About Eating Right

NY Times:

The Atlantic:

The Cut: Ask Polly: Am I a Boring, Empty, Soulless Fake?

The Everygirl:

The School of Life: The Importance of Having A Breakdown

Thought Catalog: This Is What ‘Self-Care’ REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths And Chocolate Cake

Time: 5 Science-Approved Ways to Break a Bad Habit

Toltec Spirit: Living the Four Agreements: A life changing Journey

Well+Good: The Ultimate Way to Practice Self-Care, According to Emma Roberts

Working Mother: 8 Ways Minimalist Moms Have This Whole Working Mother Thing Figured Out


Aaron FS: The 6 Qualities of Successful Romance I Learned from Teaching Class and …So You’ll Marry the Wrong Person. Then What?

Eric Barker: How To Make Friends Easily And Strengthen The Friendships You Have

Mark Manson: 6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think are Normal

Man Repeller: My Fiancé and I Look Forward to Couples Therapy More Than Date Night

NBC Better: Why this marriage therapist says a 'good enough' relationship is one that lasts a lifetime

NY Times:

The New Yorker: Love in Translation

The Cut:

The Gottman Institute: Turn Towards Instead of Away

News, Identity & Culture

Atlantic: How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and Emails

Bustle: We Asked Young Women To Fantasize About Their Lives As Old Ladies — Here's What They Said


Glamour: My Boyfriend Is White and Rich. I'm Neither.

Jason Kottke: Old memories, accidentally trapped in amber by our digital devices

Man Repeller: Why Everyone Is Obsessed With Celebrity Airport Fashion

McSweeny’s: 17 Real-Life Would-You-Rathers I, A Woman, Have Had to Ask Myself

NPR: The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day

NY Times:

Roxane Gay: ‘Tiny House Hunters’ and the shrinking American dream

The Cut:

The New Yorker:

The Numinous:

Vogue: This is 40—And Pregnant

Fast Company: As Millennials Demand More Meaning, Older Brands Are Not Aging Well

FiveThirtyEight: Americans Are Shifting The Rest Of Their Identity To Match Their Politics

Washington Post: Self-help gurus like Tony Robbins have often stood in the way of social change